As part of a new phase in NMELC’s growth, we created a position for a Legal Director. We seek a dedicated leader with strong litigation and management skills who will support NMELC’s mission of working with communities to advance environmental justice across the state of New Mexico. The Legal Director will work closely with the Executive Director in cultivating a renewed vision at NMELC that integrates diversity, equity and justice. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), women and LGBTQ+ candidates are encouraged to apply.
Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as a member of the management team, the Legal Director will be vital in furthering NMELC’s re-envisioning of our work advocating for environmental justice especially for frontline communities across New Mexico. The Legal Director will manage a Legal Department that currently includes five staff attorneys and one paralegal. The Legal Director will oversee NMELC’s legal strategy and ensure legal services provided to clients and communities are of excellent quality. The Legal Director will also be involved in policy development, advocacy and larger development/fundraising initiatives that help to support and expand NMELC’s legal services.
Deadline to apply is Monday, May 10, 2021.